This amazing blocker (and board member!) has been skating long before roller derby came to PEI! Solid as heck and seriously cool as ice, we really dig you, Kara-Lyz’her!
AB: Im so stoked for you! Congrats, Miss July!
K: OMG I'm so excited....I can't even believe it!! Thank you!!!
AB: You have been with Red Rock N Roller Derby since its beginnings, what keeps you around all these years?
K: Besides how awesome it is to play roller derby, it's the friends I've made. Definitely a cool group of people that I love being around.
AB: We are just getting into our season, what upcoming games are you looking forward to?
K: So hard to pick, looking forward to all of them; Debauchery, Digby, but right now I'm pretty pumped up for the game this weekend against the Daisy Cutters. I missed out on playing against them last year, due to a wedding, so I'm excited to go kick some ass!!
AB: Our last season really ended with a crash for many of us, what inspired and motivated you to push to where you are today?
K: I think being on the Moonshine Maidens is what pulled me through. I was at an all time low with derby at the end of last season and stressed out about making the team again, but when I did I knew I had to change things. We have such an amazingly strong and close team that is super encouraging and I didn't want to let anyone (including myself) down, so I knew I had to get it together and work hard this year. Which I have been doing and I am loving derby this year! So a big shout out to my team and coaches!! Love you guys!! XXX
AB: This year (thanks to spRAWkit) we've really intensified our training. How awesome do you feel?
K: I am loving it and feeling pretty awesome about everything! I love every drill we do, even the no toe stops (as crazy as I thought that was at first...not so crazy now)! I also love the warm up we do, I was never a fan of dryland until this year, biggest reason is how much it has helped my shin splints!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you coach spRAWkit!
AB: How has roller derby changed your life?
K: It's made it so much better. I don't even know what I did with myself before derby. I have never had a big interest in sports and here I am playing the best one and loving it. I'm more active and eating healthier than I have in years. Roller derby is a crazy thing that just creeps in and suddenly consumes you, haha, it's changed what I wear, how I shop, how I eat, my self esteem. It's an amazing thing.
AB: After all these years, you finally ordered yourself a skate upgrade. How did you choose and how excited are you to skate 'em?
K: I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to finally be getting new skates!! Been waiting for a couple of months for them to finally arrive and fingers crossed they'll be here by next week! I've always been drawn to the style of Antiks and have heard good things so I went that route, can't wait to get out of these old skates and nylon plates!
AB: What's your blocking super power?
K: Super strong! haha I'm a solid blocker and hard to move on that track.
AB: I hear that one of your hobbies outside of derby is cuddling baby goats. True or false?
K: True story, nothing better than cuddling a baby goat on a Sunday afternoon with some pretty cool derby pals.